2016 LSS and LINCS Professional Development Seminar

Sept. 26-28, 2016 | Austin

Photo of Downtown PhoenixJoin your legislative staff colleagues from across the nation to connect, contribute and collaborate on successful strategies to help you in your career.

The Leadership Staff Section (LSS) and Legislative Information and Communications Staff Section (LINCS) Professional Development Seminar is designed by legislative staff, for legislative staff, and it happens only once a year—don't miss it! 

The seminar is designed to help attendees share solutions, discuss innovative uses of communication, increase the effectiveness of legislative staff and forge important connections with peers from around the country. The meeting features a blend of classroom experiences, facilitated dialogue and experiential tours. There will also be plenty of time to network with your counterparts from other states.

LSS provides a forum for state legislative employees who work for legislative leaders or party caucuses. Please visit the LSS web page for more information. LINCS provides a forum for communications and public information officers to share ideas and discuss innovative uses of communication.

Please visit the LINCS web page for more information.


Registration InformationRegistration Fees:

$375  - Early Bird (register by Sept. 2)

$400 - Regular (register after Sept. 2) 

$295 - Texas Host State

*Business, charitable, government and guest are charged different rates. Please click the online registration below to see all rates.

To attend:

Register Online LSS


Register Online LINCS

Confirmations will be sent by email. Deadline to register online is Sept. 22.

Spouse/Guest Registration fee

Because of the anticipated size of meeting attendance, a guest registration fee of $150 will be charged for guest registrations. The fee will cover the costs associated with the social events, and any meals provided during the conference, at which guests are welcome. You will be invoiced for the balance due upon completion of registration.

Special Needs

To ensure full participation and accessibility for all meeting attendees, please notify Tricia Simmons at 303-856-1486, of any special accommodations you may require.

Hotel Information

Hotel InformationA block of rooms has been reserved at:

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
1900 University Ave.
Austin, TX  78705


Book your room


Reserve your room by the hotel cutoff date on Friday, Sept. 2. Room rates and availability are only guaranteed until this date or until the block sells out, whichever is first, so book early!

Attendees wishing to extend their hotel reservations beyond the dates of the conference can make reservations based on availability. The conference rate cannot be guaranteed for dates prior to or after the meeting, and the market rate may apply.

Travel Information

Travel InformationAustin is served by the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The AT&T Conference Center is approximately a 30-minute cab ride from the airport. Taxi fares range from $40-50.

NCSL does not cover the cost of travel to the meeting. However, if you need assistance booking air travel, you may contact the NCSL Travel Desk at:


Christopherson Travel

800-825-3283 (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT) or 303-694-4344

City Information

The secret is out: Austin is one of the hottest cities in the nation! Everyone who visits Austin leaves with something great to say. You'll leave talking about Austin's legendary live music scene, the world-class restaurants, unique culture and one-of-a-kind capitol! It's time for you to experience Austin for yourself and see what everyone is talking about!